Recent advancements where AI autonomously creates faster, more accurate and more efficient neural network architectures that approximate human thinking establishes a very significant precedent in deep learning. What are the implications of a child AI created by a parent AI based on what it believes to be the standards of perfection?
While the opportunities for businesses and societies are significant, applied intelligently, AI promises to truly advance humanity forward.
Technology that fuels further AI disruption
Aside from the complex mathematical algorithms which empower neural networks that simulate human thinking, AI needs access to data, lots of it. The ability to architect efficient Big Data instances that leverage technologies such as Spark to enable reliable and scalable distributed processing of data at scale will dramatically improve AI’s data analysis capabilities.
At the same time, technology capacity is on a direct collision course with laws of physics that will limit further miniaturization (reference the subject on quantum tunneling challenge). Quantum computing will radically transform computing architectures and promises to deliver computing capacity and ability to solve complex problems beyond our wildest dreams and at speeds we cannot comprehend today. While Quantum computing is still a few years away, it is in our view the biggest, and single most important cycle in the evolution of humanity. At that point, AI will evolve beyond our imagination.
The Implications of AI on Humanity.
With all the advances that AI promises, there are also many concerned about its implications. What if the speed of creating child AI instances becomes far more efficient than a human’s ability to monitor, control and even understand its progress?
If we combine AI’s ability to recognize patterns, objects, trends and situations with its capacity to assess the implications of every scenario, then one could argue that we will soon be faced with some tough AI ethics and governance questions. Could AI eventually recognize that we humans are far too destructive a force ourselves? How will AI process humanity’s own imperfections and destructive forces which we haven’t been able to correct ourselves throughout our evolution as a species?
Perhaps we should be less concerned about artificial intelligence and more about real Intelligence – human intelligence which needs to rapidly correct its own evolution.